Socio-economic statistics for Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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If you are thinking of moving to Forest of Dean or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Forest of Dean to figures for Gloucestershire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Forest of Dean is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Forest of Dean Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Forest of Dean and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationHerefordshire, County ofEngland
No Qualifications22.9%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 427.5%27.4%
Other5.2%5.7%

Forest of Dean General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Forest of Dean. The percentage of residents in Forest of Dean rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Very Good45.71%47.17%
Good35.15%34.22%
Fair13.91%13.12%
Bad4.06%4.25%
Very Bad1.17%1.25%

Forest of Dean Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Forest of Dean are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryHerefordshire, County ofEngland
United Kingdom93.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%9.4%

Forest of Dean Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Forest of Dean as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Forest of Dean is also older than the average, making Forest of Dean a older persons location.

AgeHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age4339.3
Median Age4439

Forest of Dean Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Owned39.4%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.3%

Forest of Dean Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Forest of Dean come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Forest of Dean than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.7%13.5%

Forest of Dean Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.

GradeHerefordshire, County ofEngland
AB20.78%22.96%
C127.51%30.92%
C226.25%20.64%
DE25.46%25.49%


Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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